Safaricom Vendor Acquisition Specialist Jobs in Kenya

Safaricom Vendor Acquisition Specialist Jobs in Kenya

We are pleased to announce the following vacancy in the E-commerce-Masoko Department within the Enterprise Business Unit. In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below:

Reporting to the Key Account Manager, the position holder will be the First Point of Contact for Vendors with a sole purpose of selling them our business Value proposition with an aim of enlisting the vendor as a seller on Masoko.

The E-Commerce Vendor Acquisition Specialist will develop relationships with new businesses and brands, and onboard them onto our e-commerce site, which will make immediate contributions to our rapidly growing business; the individual will collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure new vendors are fully on-boarded at the best in class speed.

He/she will assess new vendor opportunities through various mediums and manage the on boarding process end to end; the person will also serve as a key customer and category advocate, serving on cross-functional teams tasked with driving initiatives and process change to continually improve the on boarding process.

Key Responsibilities

  • Identify, prospect, and recruit vendors to Masoko by calling, emailing or attending meetings, commercial events and trade fairs and explaining the benefits of a retail relationship with Masoko.
  • Be a business consultant to new vendors providing insights and advice, with the ability to interact with different business profiles and sectors.
  • Help new vendors master Masoko’s tools and systems so that they can be self-sufficient and integrate their products to Masoko’s platform efficiently and to the standard required.
  • Help improve business processes and make us more effective in supporting our vendors.
  • Provide administrative support in Activating & support to newly recruited merchants and ensure a proper handover to relevant teams post onboarding.
  • Ensure prompt & efficient set up of acquired/new Merchant outlets and business Partners
  • Consistently develop & manage vendor portfolio pipeline, negotiations, and ecosystem focused on key events across the year.
  • Ensure all vendors are selected & on-boarded in line with laid down minimum
    standards.
  • Continuously meet set Vendor acquisition targets for sectors managed.
  • Prepare daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and on request analytic Merchant registration reports and pipeline updates for the department as requested.

    Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Minimum of 3 years sales experience
  • Proven track record of consistent account growth and exceeding sales goals
  • Proven track record of managing and driving growth of enterprise accounts
  • Demonstrated negotiation skills
  • Experience in E-commerce vendor acquisition will be an added advantage

    Note to Applicants
  • As part of our recruitment process we will request the below documentation which will be required as soft copies at a later stage of the process.
  • An updated CV with a confirmation of three referees- 2 must be professional and must have supervised you at some point, the other referee can be a colleague in the same professional field.
  • If the referees are within the same organization that you are working with, you will need to confirm to us that it’s okay to contact them in writing (via email).
  • This also includes all references within the Human Resources department.
  • Scanned copy of certificate of good conduct from the CID (Less than 1 year old) - Applicable to Kenyans Only
  • Scanned copy of certificate from Credit Reference Bureau (CRB) – Applicable to Kenyans Only
  • Scanned copy of University Certificate or letter from the University requesting for internship
  • Scanned copy of your National ID / Passport-Legal Form of Identification

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 17th September 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; Safaricom Vendor Acquisition Specialist Jobs in Kenya

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